About Us

EMS Education Is In Our Blood, It’s What We Do!

Owned and operated by firefighters and paramedics, Respond Right EMS Academy exists to raise the bar in EMS education and exceed entry level standards. We strive to provide excellence in education and inspire our students through creative teaching methods and a realistic, professional learning environment.

Respond Right instructors are real-life firefighters and paramedics with years of experience in the field. Our instructors bring this experience into the classroom and create a dynamic learning experience for our students.

At Respond Right EMS Academy, we offer dedicated classroom and lab spaces for both the EMT and Paramedic programs.  We utilize the best equipment to simulate real-life practice.  More importantly, we train with an actual ambulance. Using real-life scenarios, training in our ambulance allows students to practice life-saving skills while stationary, as well as, moving, stopping, and turning.   This type of training helps to prepare the student for their new career in EMS.

Respond Right EMS Academy (RREMSA) offers year-round, day and evening, EMT and Paramedic Programs. RREMSA also offers Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Continuing Education, Individual 1:1 Tutoring and NREMT Test Prep.

Respond Right is an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center. We provide Provider and Instructor courses in all disciplines. Initial and renewal classes available for BLS, ACLS, PALS, Heartsaver CPR, First Aid, AED, Heartcode BLS, Heartcode ACLS and Heartcode PALS. Respond Right is an authorized Philips AED sub-distributor.

Respond Right EMS Academy is an approved training entity through the Missouri Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.  The Respond Right EMS Academy / St. Charles Community College Consortium is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Respond Right EMS Academy is conveniently located in Promenade Plaza at 7491 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO, 63376.

Don’t take our word for it, here is what our previous students have said:

“Respond Right gives you all the tools needed to start a successful career in EMS.”

“Russ keeps me motivated and on task.”

“Respond Right is a great place to teach you how it really is in the field.”

“We are challenged every day to be the best we can be”

“I am happy with this course and I am glad I decided to come here! I would recommend this course and school to anyone interested in pursuing a career in this field.”

“I have really enjoyed my experience at RREMSA. I put a lot of time and effort into the course and it paid off! The teachers are knowledgeable on what they are doing yet fun too. I highly recommend this course if you want to get into the health field! I have learned so much since being here and I am very excited to be an EMT and use my new skills.”

“I’m ready to go to Medic!”

“I really enjoyed and appreciated all the one on one time. I feel very well prepared for the state practical as well as real life.”

“The staff did an excellent job training us and making all of us feel comfortable if we ever have to use these skills!” by M. P.

“You are very easy to work with. Our instructor, Jeff, made the class enjoyable.” by S. S.

“The instructor that did our training was excellent!” by R.B.

“This course and its instructor have made me confident in my abilities as an EMT – I couldn’t have asked for a better program!”

“Very interactive – small student/teacher ratio and adjuncts were awesome. Felt as staff truly would do anything for our success.”

“From coming into this course with no medical knowledge or experience I feel I have learned a lot from Ken and all the adjuncts. I feel like this was a great course!”

“We have used Respond Right twice now and could not be any happier with the upstanding service and knowledge that they provided. We will continue to use them in the future. Thank you Respond Right!!!” by The Staff of DVDC

“We were very happy, again, with your service. After a long day of work then training that night, it is a long day but the trainers do a great job! Thanks again!” by M.

“Very happy with the service. It was professional from start to finish. Donna was very knowledgeable and helped with getting our program back on track. The instructors came well prepared. Our cards were received in a timely manner. Overall, very impressive!” by S.W.

“The Respond Right instructor was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. All of our staff said it was the best CPR class they had ever received.” by L.C.

“Our trainer was knowledgeable and easy to follow. He made sure we understood procedure and we had fun with it.” by D.